Apple is suing Samsung in a last ditch effort to block sales of Samsung’s highly anticipated Galaxy S III smartphone in the United States.
Apple is hoping to be granted injunction against Samsuing on the grounds that the Galaxy S III infringes on at least 2 cherished Apple patents.
The complaint filed in a California court past week asserts that the Galaxy S III infringes on data-tapping and unified search technologies owned by Apple.
Apple’s complaint claims “it is clear that infringement can be shown with respect to these patents based on the current record.”
Samsung sees it differently. “Samsung believes Apple’s request is without merit, We will vigorously oppose the request and demonstrate to the court that the Galaxy S III is innovative and distinctive.”
Apple’s move to block sales of the Galaxy S III in the United States is the latest in a long line of patent disputes between the two companies. In May, Apple filed a motion against Samsung over their Galaxy Tab 10.1 tablet.
It is curious that these two particular companies are in some select ways partners or clients. Even more so, a recent attempt to sit down and negotiate and resolve these disputes failed miserably so here we are in the throes of a struggle that could determine the future of the leaders in the smartphone battle.
I recently upgraded my Firefox browser to version 14 and was pleasantly surprized and puzzled why it has not been as successful as Chrome, Explorer, or even Opera although Firefox is the elder and some would say the best.
What is the problem? The features are there. Firefox functions just fine and seems rock solid and speedy if you’re using compatible plugins.
There was a time back in the earlier stages of the Internet when it rescued me and millions of other users from the faulty clutches of an inferior Internet Explorer. I don’t know what the future holds for Firefox but I for one will loyaly follow its progress and developments.
Looking back I don’t know where things went bad or got strange for Firefox but I suspect it dates back to the earlier Mozilla days when Microsoft muddied the waters. Whatever, I wish only the very best of luck and good fortune to the team behind Firefox and hope they continue to innovate pushing browsers to new heights.